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Creative Labs SB0880 PCI Express Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Sound Card


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  • Hear crackling gunfire and earth-shattering explosions, EAX 5.0 delivers sound effects that pull you into the game.
  • Hear 3D positional audio so precise, you can locate enemies by sound.
  • Boost performance in your favorite games with hardware audio acceleration that will blow your motherboard audio away
  • PCI Express Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium has fantastic inputs and low-latency ASIO drivers for great music recording
  • Watch your DVDs in cinematic surround sound with PowerDVD software featuring DTS and Dolby Digital-EX decoding
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Creative
  • Model: 70SB088000004
  • Audio Output Mode: 7.1 channel surround
  • Maximum Sample Rate: 192

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 2 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001E25KDK
  • Item model number: 70SB088000004
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (115 customer reviews)
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  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: May 2, 2008
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Product Description

Product Description

PC Gamers and audio enthusiasts looking for faster performance and more realistic gaming sound as well as the richest, most dynamic audio experience for music and movies.

From the Manufacturer

The Creative PCI Express Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium sound card delivers exceptional audio performance to your PC. With realistic environmental effects and 3-D positional audio, you'll be able to locate opponents by sound whether you're using surround speakers or stereo headphones. In addition, the X-Fi Titanium uses a powerful audio-processing engine that will outperform other motherboard audio options.

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PCI Express Sound Blaster
X-Fi Titanium Sound Card

At a Glance:
  • Powerful audio processing for better game performance
  • X-Fi CMSS-3D creates nine virtual speakers when using stereo headphones
  • X-Fi Crystalizer restores lost detail in compressed music and audio
  • Realistic gaming effects with EAX 5.0
  • Dolby Digital Live and DTS Connect (Windows Vista only) Encoder
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With a powerful audio processing engine, you'll have a boost of up to 15 percent in real-game performance. View larger.
Powerful Audio Processing Boosts Game Performance
The PCI Express Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium employs a powerful audio-processing engine. Unlike other motherboard audio solutions that task the computer processor, the X-Fi Titanium performs the heavy lifting and leaves your processor free to work on other tasks. This boosts real-game performance by up to 15 percent, while still delivering all audio effects with outstanding 24-bit sound quality.

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Sound CardRealistic Gaming Effects with EAX 5.0 Technology
With support for EAX ADVANCED HD technology, the X-Fi Titanium delivers rich environmental effects for a more immersive gaming experience. You'll hear bullets whizzing by your head, feel earth-shattering explosions, and experience other sound effects that bring you closer to the game.

Positional 3-D Audio
With X-Fi CMSS-3D technology, the X-Fi Titanium delivers outstanding surround sound whether you're using headphones or speakers. When used with a regular pair of stereo headphones, X-Fi CMSS-3D creates nine virtual speakers for exceptional surround effects, letting you feel like you're sitting in the best seat of a movie theater. You'll get an advantage in games, too, with the ability to locate enemies by sound before they see you.

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Sound CardAnd with multichannel speakers, you'll be able to hear exactly where the audio cues are--even between speakers. Voices will be right in front of you and ambient sound will surround you, just like a live performance. CMSS-3D works with both desktop stereo speakers and full surround speaker systems.

X-Fi Crystalizer Restores Lost Details
Recover lost detail with X-Fi Crystalizer technology. This technology restores the audio detail that is lost in compressed audio files so you'll regain vibrancy and clarity in your music and movies. Highs and lows that were lost are enhanced, so whether you're listening to cymbal crashes or wailing guitars, you'll hear the music as it was meant to be heard.

High-Quality Voice Chat
With high-quality inputs and hardware audio processing, the X-Fi Titanium ensures great vocal quality in your voice chats, so your teammates will hear you loud and clear. Plug in your headset or microphone, and you'll hear the difference instantly.

Intense Cinematic Sound for Movies
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Sound CardThe X-Fi Titanium delivers THX-certified surround sound for a cinematic experience right at your computer. Cyberlink PowerDVD software is included (via free download) and supports DTS and Dolby Digital-EX decoding for an unmatched DVD movie-watching experience.

The X-Fi Titanium also supports Dolby Digital Live and DTS Connect encoding (Windows Vista only), so you can connect directly to your home-theater system through a single digital cable for fantastic 5.1 surround sound.

Advanced Features for Audio and Music Creation
For those in the audio- and music-creation business, the X-Fi Titanium offers advanced features for outstanding results. A dedicated mode supports near transparent conversion between any resolutions, digital-matched recording, low-latency ASIO support, and more.

System Requirements
Microsoft Windows 7, Vista, or XP; Intel Pentium 4 1.6 GHz or AMD Athlon XP 2000+ processor or equivalent; available PCI Express (x1, x4, x8, or x16) slot; 256MB RAM (512 MB RAM for Vista); 600MB of free hard-disk space; CD or DVD-ROM for software installation; headphones or amplified speakers; Internet connection to download PowerDVD player software.

What's in the Box
PCI Express Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium sound card, Quick Start leaflet, and installation CD.


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General Info:
Connection TypePCIPCI ExpressPCI ExpressPCI ExpressPCI Express
SNR for Playback108 dB104 dB109 dB109 dB122 dB
Speaker/Headphone SupportStereo to 7.1Stereo to 7.1Stereo to 7.1Stereo to 7.1Stereo, with dedicated 115dB 24-bit/96kHz HD headphone output
Music and Movies:
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X-Fi CMSS-3Dcheck markcheck markcheck markcheck markcheck mark
DTS & Dolby Digital Decoding via free PowerDVD Downloadcheck markcheck markcheck markcheck markcheck mark
Dolby Digital Live and DTS Connect (Win Vista Only) Encodercheck markcheck markcheck mark
Swappable Op-Ampscheck mark
THX TruStudio Procheck mark
Games:
EAX SupportEAX 4.0EAX 4.0EAX 5.0EAX 5.0EAX 5.0
X-Fi CMSS-3D Headphone Surroundcheck markcheck markcheck markcheck markcheck mark
Hardware Accelerated for Better Performancecheck markcheck markcheck mark
Hardware OpenAL and DirectSound3D Supportcheck markcheck markcheck mark
64MB X-RAMcheck mark
Music Creation:
Dedicated Creation Mode with ASIO 2.0 and 3D Midi Supportcheck markcheck markcheck mark

Customer Reviews

It DOES work with Windows 7 (64 bit)!
TV Addict
It sounds just as good as the old card, the clarity if far better than what an onboard offers.
Dave
When set up properly, it enables very high quality gaming surround sound and music playback.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

44 of 47 people found the following review helpful By Edgar Mertins Pappa on October 25, 2008
I'm not what I would call a hardcore audiophile, but I like my music sounding strong and rich. I had an ASUS Xonar before this one, and I swapped it because the Xonar was not very good at games, which is the second use for the PC. I was afraid the X-Fi wouldn't live up the hype and I would lose music quality for games quality.
I was wrong. I cannot believe how incredible everything sounds. Music quality is perhaps the same or slightly better than with the Xonar, but gaming is just incredibly immersive.
The only two things I don't like very much of the product is 1. the "Modes" are just exactly that. "Entertainment mode" truly makes music sound incredible, but deactivates some gaming features, and "Gaming mode" reactivates all those, but music doesn't sound as well. Switching back and forth isn't my idea of fun. 2. It's Creative. I'm probably one of the most anti-Creative people around since I can't agree with most of their business decisions, but sadly, they have way to many sound patents that won't allow the competition to rise. Although I still hate them, it's just that sadly it's the best product around.

Overall I'm very impressed with the card.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By K. McKenzie on April 4, 2009
I was using a Soundblaster X-Fi Platinum before buying this card, but the drivers for that card have been less than stable under Windows Vista/Windows 7, and I wanted a card with a TOSLINK input on the back, which this card has. It works much better than the on-board sound functionality, which would often squeak/turn into static with a high processor load, which made gaming difficult at best. I bought this instead of one of the ones built specifically for gaming because X-RAM is used in very few games, and I didn't think it would be much of a benefit. My only real concern is that Creative's driver quality is variable at best, so I can't be sure it will work as well in the future. My suggestion is that once you find a driver that you like, stick with it; don't upgrade just to upgrade. That may make sense with other drivers, like video drivers, but not with Creative drivers.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By TV Addict on February 19, 2011
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It DOES work with Windows 7 (64 bit)! Please read the rest of my post because it may help you. I upgraded my OS from Vista to Windows 7 and needed a Windows 7 compatible sound card. I did some research and chose this card over the Extreme X-Fi. I installed the sound card and booted up my PC, without disabling the onboard audio. After I downloaded the drivers, it worked nicely for about 30 minutes. Afterwards, I was getting popping and crackling noises throughout my music. I disabled the onboard audio, in the BIOS, and then I removed the drivers and downloaded them again. (I did this several times.) Problem did not go away. I removed the drivers, again, and restarted my pc, allowing Windows 7 to apply the Microsoft HD audio device driver. The noise went away, and the music sounded pretty good, but I wanted the full functionality that I paid for.
I contacted Creative tech support, and they were very helpful. I used some of their suggestions and added some of my own ideas. Here's how I got the sound card to work properly:

1.) I removed the sound card from my PC.
2.) I went to Device Manager and uninstalled the sound card.
3.) I went to Programs and uninstalled ALL software from Creative.
4.) I went to my PC vendor's website and downloaded the latest BIOS, drivers and firmware.
5.) I ran Norton Utilities 15 to scan and fix any errors on my C drive and registry. (It removed about 1500 temp files from my repeated attempts to reinstall the sound card drivers.)
6.) I installed the sound card into a different PCIe slot on my motherboard. (Even though Creative tech support, expressly, stated that I should not install the sound card in the PCIe slot right next to the video card, I ended up doing that because it was the only other slot available.)
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By A. Harper on October 16, 2009
Let me preface my review with a little bit of background information: I was interested in this card because I was looking to upgrade my old Sound Blaster Audigy 2 on my Win XP desktop for two reasons. One was that I could tell my card was clearly outdated in terms of gaming features because the sound would not work at all for some games (Call of Duty 4) and I could tell a lot of sounds were missing from others (Far Cry 2) even after updating the drivers and editing all of the game settings that I could. The second reason was because I now have my desktop hooked up to my living room's HDTV and I wanted to have the capability to run my computer sound on my TV's 5.1 receiver by using the card's optical out (TOSLINK) feature. By searching around, it seemed to me that this was one of the only card's that had the optical feature within a decent price range.

So, in terms of what I was looking for, this card has excelled in both areas. After installing it on Win XP SP 2 (where I did not run into any of the driver issues described by others in their reviews...perhaps Win 7 capability was the main issue there), I booted up Far Cry 2. Let me tell you I was VERY impressed with this new card. The EAX 5.0 clearly made a huge difference. Playing this game with the X-Fi Titanium made it a whole new experience. I then checked out Call of Duty 4. Great surround sound as well. This card honestly blew my expectations out of the water for how much better Far Cry 2 could sound.

The optical out feature has also been great. To refute another reviewer's post, the optical out DOES output in 5.1 surround sound. You simply need to switch on the "Dolby Digital Live" feature within Creative's provided software console.
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